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Diabetic Eye Exams

At St. Johns Eye Associates, we take special care with our patients to help them be proactive against the severe risks that diabetes poses to their eyes, such as blurred vision and eventual blindness. Our compassionate, highly skilled eye doctors perform comprehensive diabetic eye exams using industry-leading technology to diagnose diabetic eye disease early and keep you seeing clearly.

What is Diabetic
Eye Disease?

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions, like glaucoma or cataracts, that are caused by having type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. Another major condition under the diabetic eye disease umbrella is diabetic retinopathy, which has very serious consequences for your vision.

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when unregulated blood sugar causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina, by either blocking blood flow or causing blood to leak into the retina. Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include blurry vision, dark spots, floaters, and even complete vision loss if not addressed.

Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment in St. Augustine, FL
Diabetic Eye Exams in St. Augustine, FL

Why Are Diabetic Eye Exams Helpful?

If you have diabetes, receiving dedicated eye exams is critical for staying ahead of diabetic eye diseases, which often don’t show signs until damage to your sight has already occurred. When you come in for a diabetic eye exam, our optometrists will examine your retina with specialized diagnostic technology and effectively monitor your eye health. After taking advanced measurements and images of your inner eye, your eye doctor can detect any changes in your retinal health and the presence of diabetic eye disease. From there, we will immediately develop a care plan to get your condition under control and preserve your vision.

Our Advanced Technology

SJEA Advanced Technology
Our experienced eye doctors at SJEA use industry-leading diagnostics to thoroughly check your eyes to ensure we identify your diabetic eye condition before it begins to hinder your sight. We utilize the Optos Daytona retinal imager, the CIRRUS 5000 optical coherence tomography (OCT) device, and the Topcon Maestro OCT to take detailed pictures and scans of your inner eye. We’ve invested in these tools so we can provide you with the most personalized and thorough diabetic eye care to help manage your condition for years to come.

Insurance & Financing with Sunbit

Insurance & Financing with CareCredit® & Sunbit

We’re dedicated to making exemplary eye care accessible to everyone. We accept many insurances and enable all our patients to apply for financing with CareCredit® or Sunbit through us! You can contact us to learn more or get started on your forms here:

Our Dry Eye Therapy Success Stories

Our warm, caring staff at SJEA is proud to offer the industry’s top dry eye solutions. We’ll provide you the customized care you need to be free from the pain of dry eye disease. Check out what our patients are saying about how we’ve helped them through their dry eye struggles!

Darlene F.

“I had a wonderful experience at SJEA from the moment I walked through the door. I had accidentally noted my appointment on the wrong day, I didn’t realize until the associate went to check me in and notified me I was not on the schedule. I had taken the afternoon off of work to attend the appointment and was frustrated with myself as I would have to completely reschedule due to a conflict I had with the appointment I had scheduled for the next day. The associate was sympathetic and immediately checked to see if there was a potential opening in the schedule. To my delight, there was! My appointment was thorough, everyone was kind and professional and findings were clearly explained. Great selection of frames, spot on with style selection during the first presentation and great feedback. Overall exceptional experience.”

Jillian T.

“The staff is always friendly and I have never had to wait longer than 5 minutes to be seen. They listen and understand your problems and help find solutions. Dr. Phillips explained everything to me in layman’s terms so I could understand his thought process. They took the time to explain my benefits and let me know the cost each step of the way so I wasn’t shocked at the end with an unexpected bill. Additionally, the staff helped me pick out the best glasses for me and were so patient through my indecisiveness. They offer a two year scratch warranty on glasses purchased from them – which is amazing! Highly recommend this office!”

Derrick H.

“Great visit for my annual checkup. As usual the staff is very friendly and professional. Everything from my initial check in through all of the eye tests, the eye exam and selection of new glasses was done in a professional manner and expeditiously accomplished.”

Keisha H.

“Great visit. The office is always very clean and the staff is extremely friendly and professional. The make sure they answer all your questions and concerns and the processes they have in place helps keep their patients safe during these times.”